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IRS to present business tax updates at UHV meeting

Aug. 30, 2014 at 9:27 a.m.


The IRS is coming to Victoria, and it's for a good cause.

To make sure area businesses have the most relevant tax information, the University of Houston-Victoria Small Business Development Center has invited the Internal Revenue Service to a meeting Sept. 16 in Victoria.

The IRS Regional Practitioner Meeting will be from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the UHV University Center Multi-Purpose Room, 3007 N. Ben Wilson St. This event will help area tax professionals learn about tax changes and be prepared for the upcoming tax season.

"Since tax laws frequently change, it is beneficial for accounting professionals to stay up to date with the latest adjustments," UHV SBDC Director Joe Humphreys said. "We're pleased the IRS and its partners will present a wealth of important information so our local businesses will be prepared when tax time rolls around."

Some of the topics for the day include child-related tax benefits, employment tax issues and earned income tax credit due diligence. Practitioners from the Texas Society of Enrolled Agents and the National Association of Tax Professionals will talk about health care taxes, divorce-related tax issues and net investment income tax.

"This will be an informative day for tax professionals," said Farhang Niroomand, dean of the UHV School of Business Administration. "It's not often you can ask questions and receive advice from the IRS directly. I hope many tax professionals will take advantage of this opportunity."

The event also is presented by the Texas Society of Enrolled Agents, Texas Chapter of the National Association of Tax Professionals and Texas Small Business Development Centers.

Enrolled agents may earn up to seven hours of continuing education credits. Other tax professionals also may qualify for credits. Attendees should bring their Practitioner Tax Identification Numbers to receive credits.

Registration is $50 and includes lunch and seminar materials.

To register for the event, visit uhvsbdc.net.

The UHV SBDC offers assistance on starting, growing and financing a business, contracting opportunities and recovering from disaster. Most of its services are free to area small business owners in Aransas, Bee, Calhoun, DeWitt, Gonzales, Goliad, Jackson, Karnes, Lavaca, Refugio and Victoria counties. It is part of a nationwide small business assistance program serving the small business community, and federal, state and local governments.

For more information about the meeting, contact the UHV SBDC at 361-485-4485 or email sbdc@uhv.edu.

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